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Debate Score:58
Arguments:56
Total Votes:62
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Should prostitution be legal?

Should the act of buying and selling sex be legal? Why?

If it should be legal, what safeguards should be put in place to ensure the women are not being coerced into working as prostitutes?

Yes

Side Score: 35
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No

Side Score: 23
4 points

In a Western society based on capitalism and with Constitutionally protected civil rights including freedom of religion it's pretty much inexcusable to tell people they just can't have sex for money. Granted you could still regulate it, and tax it. You could put health requirements and licensure requirements in the way. You certainly could block the underaged. But to outright say no, this can't be legal, is bogus. Heck, we're willing to allow pornography to exist as a part of free expression, and a wide variety of sexual preferences, and to let the media blast sex sex sex on shows and movies and commercials, but we're not willing to agree that two consenting adults can make a deal involving the bedroom.

Side: Yes
Grenache(6103) Clarified
3 points

Furthermore, the fear women will be coerced and controlled and abused really isn't technically all that different from the chances a smaller business partner will be taken advantage of and overpowered by a bigger one. When Trump hires small business men and then refuses to pay them and thwarts their legal action by having an army of bigger better lawyers just so he can win it's not really all that different from a lady finding out her knight in shining armor is a pimp who just wants to have his way or make some money from her and then cast her out broken when done. Yet, we allow that in business, don't we? We even elect that orange pimp to be President.

Side: Yes
1 point

I believe prostitution should be legal, but surely there should be safeguards in place to ensure that the women aren't being forced into it. For one example, one could ask privately if they are being forced into prostitution by others and make it clear help is available. Since prostitution is often forced upon the prostitutes by others there must be safeguards to prevent exploitation. There would, after all, be strict legal requirements that such women would have to adhere to anyway.

Side: Yes
3 points

Yes. Adultery is legal and porn. Theres nothing wrong with a woman doing this for someone and getting paid for it. In fact it would probably be a better choice. Pimps are so negatively stereotyped as beating women and being manipulative but this Isn't always the case. Cops kill a lot of blacks unjustly but they never made being a cop illegal. Factuals.

Side: Yes
1 point

Cops kill more whites than blacks, and it isn't close. Factuals. Whites must be being targeted by the police....

Side: No
2 points

Hello W:

Of course.. Prostitution is a VICTIMLESS crime.. Prohibition, however, like it did with alcohol, and it did with drugs, CREATES victims..

excon

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Side: Yes

Its wrong for woman to do that its just nasty and very very very wrong don't do that#NOPROSTITUTE'S

Side: Yes
ApathyisRIP(19) Clarified
1 point

How about men ;) lol I assume you are consistent. Can you actually justify morally why a woman or many of a sound mind should not be a prostitute assuming if prostitution is regulated?

Side: Yes
1 point

Hello again, b:

If you can convince the American people to forego the evils of drink, have at it..

excon

Side: No
bozwallocks(44) Clarified
1 point

I wouldn't say drink is evil per se, its just how it is used and the effect that it has. If people come to clearly see the negative impact that it has then they don't need convincing, they tend to avoid it naturally.

Side: Yes
excon(12966) Clarified
1 point

Hello again, b:

You're preaching to the choir. I am NOT a drinker.. But, I'm glad I have the CHOICE to BE a drinker..

excon

Side: Yes

Why the hell should prostitution be legal, so the rate of sexually transmitted diseases could go up. Or should it be legal so people who aren't man enough to go get a girl to have sex with can pay for it. Wow so yes it should totally be legal....NOT

Side: No
Quantumhead(733) Disputed
2 points

Why the hell should prostitution be legal

For the same reason drugs should be legal. That is, because your body is not the property of the state, and -- provided you aren't hurting anyone else -- it is up to you what you do with it.

Side: Yes
excon(12966) Disputed
2 points

Hello A:

There ARE some people who can't get laid, unless they buy it.. They're in a wheelchair, or they drool.. Why do you wanna prevent them from getting some??

excon

Side: Yes
0 points

Emotionally damaged, vulnerable or traumatised women with low self esteem get drawn into the sex trade. They are then used as objects and degraded and as their situations worsen they become trapped with little prospect of finding a different way of life. We need to treat our women better than this, for the sake of our mothers who gave birth to us and for the innocence of our daughters.

Side: No
excon(12966) Disputed
2 points

Hello b:

As long as prostitution remains ILLEGAL, it will remain in the sordid underbelly of America that you so clearly described. Yes, we DO need to treat our women better. I'm open to suggestions. We've tried keeping it illegal, and we have the results we have. Do you think cracking down HARDER will change the results??

But, if LEGALIZED, there's no reason to think that it wouldn't become a glamorous and well paid profession..

Pinched nosed blue haired people told us how dangerous alcohol was. It wasn't.. They told us how bad pot is. It isn't.. They told us how bad gay marriage is. It isn't. They told us how bad pornography is. It isn't.. I can go on, and on, but you get the picture.

It's time to move beyond the patriarchal myths of the past.

excon

Side: Yes
bozwallocks(44) Disputed
1 point

Those blue rinse old geezers were right about the alcohol. It destroys lives and wrecks families.

As for the porn, just because something is legal doesn't make it right. That's between you and your conscience.

I will concede that I would prefer a brothel to be carefully monitored and the woman protected from violence. However, a government capitalising on this sends the wrong message in my opinion.

The best solution is that girls are supported, respected and loved throughout their lives so that they grow up to be dignified women who know their worth and are good role models. At the very least if they choose to sell their bodies they should know that they have the potential to be a whole lot more than that.

Side: No